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My Interview with Reason

November 9, 2018


Note: Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing many well-known people. Recently I sat down with a more timeless figure for a brief interview, as follows:

Me: You seem to be taking a lot of “hits” these days.  Are you the most abused the major voices?

Reason:  Well, you can’t trump emotion.  Pun intended.  But it’s always been that way.  People are moved by fear or greed more than reason.

Me: So you are boring?

Reason:  Well, to some.  All the logical, analytical, thinking people like me.  But they only make up about 20% of the population globally

Me: But doesn’t everyone say, “Let’s be reasonable” or “That doesn’t make sense” from time to time?

Reason: When it suits them.  When they don’t like what another person or party is saying.  It’s a convenient way to TRY and negotiate back to square one.

Me: So, what are your values?

Reason:  My values?

Me: Yes, what’s most important to you?

Reason:  “Just the facts, mam” (jokingly).  I mean, really, facts, figures, statistics – truth.

Me: Do you have a life?

Reason: Yes, I’m dating an algorithm – who KNOWS how to push my buttons, if you know what I mean. (winks)

Me: So you’re not totally boring?

Reason:  If you look at many of the great teachings and speeches over the course of history, they all have some aspect of reason.

Me: Of course.

Reason: I’m really behind everything.  Either as a reason, or an attempt to be reasonable or efforts to establish credibility and trust with others.

Me: But still outgunned?

Reason: By a long shot.  I would estimate 80% of the global population follows, buys, votes and otherwise acts on impulse, power or emotions like guilt – rather than reason.  And that’s a fact jack! (grins)

Me: But you are one of the main voices of influence.  Those being warning, inspiration, encouragement… and reason.   Certainly you see yourself as influential?

Reason:  Certainly.   I already have my place in the historical voice and printed word hall of fame.  Glad of that.  At least I don’t HAVE to work so hard anymore.

Me:  But there IS work to do?

Reason:  Absolutely.  And I will never quit trying to help people understand the facts, the truth, what makes sense.  I can’t help myself.  I’m just made that way.

Me: Who do you think will be the next president?

Reason:  I have no good reason to speculate on THAT topic.

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